Monday, April 12, 2010

Grilled Garlic and Lemon Buttered Scallop Recipe

Grilled Scallops with Herbed Butter, Lemon, Garlic and Bacon flavored.

Normally Sunday is grill day for us. Although we use the outside grill often in Florida, I try and cook anything that may leave an odor in the house outside, especially seafood or foods that make smoke in the house.

I happen to love scallops, they are one of my favorite crustaceans. Actually you have read about them being an aphrodisiac. Hmm tried and tested? I may have to agree, although I am not advocating this will help your sex life. They certainly are delicious little gems, and easy to make even for anyone new to cooking.
I had so many marinated scallops I did some without the bacon as well. If your in a hurry, add the bacon in the pan while grilling outside, for flavoring the scallops. Remember they cooked extremely fast, so the bacon doesn't cook thoroughly. This is in the cast iron skillet just with some herbed butter in it.

2 pounds large fresh scallops
8 slices of regular or turkey bacon( precooked if you like crispy cooked bacon)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1/2 cup melted butter added to this is 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, and parsley.
black pepper to taste
wooden toothpicks or metal or wooden skewers,
Directions:
Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, oil, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Add scallops to mixture and toss to coat. Cover and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature, I have done this in the refrigerator for hours as well before. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Cut bacon into thirds. Wrap a piece of bacon around each scallop and thread onto toothpicks, actually the idea came from a reader of mine Sandi, she inspired me to use toothpick in a conversation we had on facebook. Usually I just lay them on aluminum foil or place inside the cast iron pan show above.Place the bacon seam side down. You can also use wooden or metal skewers as well, if you have them. Place on grill and cook basting with melted herbed butter for 3 minutes per side. When the scallop is opaque in color, remove from grill and serve. Bacon will not be fully cooked if you use regular bacon and want to eat the whole thing, so I recommend to you to use precooked. I use it for flavoring and remove it before eating the scallops. Another method if you don't happen to have a grill is to broil these for 3 to 5 minutes per side in a conventional oven.

8 comments:

Sandi said...

that looks great!!! I am definitely going to try it

alison said...

wow,claudia ,looks so good!

Ruth said...

Hmm, they do look delicious. Great surf and turf treat

Claudia said...

Totally delectable. Those scallops sing. Good advice in the cooking. Now, where do you get good turkey bacon? So far, I ahven't found any we like.

Bridgett said...

I will be making these gorgeous scallops for my hubby soon as he adores scallops. You always have such delicious recipes!

5 Star Foodie said...

These scallops look superb!

Devaki said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! ...the scallops are so very succulent. Gorgeous recipe :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Nicole said...

Always looking for a new scallop recipe. These look amazing!